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Mid-Year Regional Wine Shows On The Horizon For Pretoria And Bloemfontein

29 June 2018

The second leg of the regional wine show programme directed by wine authority Michael Fridjhon and presented by OutSorceress Marketing kicks off with the launch of the exciting new Capital City Wine Show on 26 and 27 July, followed by the Free State Wine Show a week later. 

The Capital City Wine Show takes place at the plush conference centre of the Maslow hotel at the sparkling new Sun Time Square in Menlyn.  The fabulous line-up of at least 56 exhibitors includes rock star wineries such as Jordan, Kanonkop, Morgenster, Graham Beck, Anthonij Rupert, Ken Forrester, Tokara, De Grendel, Boekenhoutskloof, Glenelly and Rijk’s.  Smaller producers such as La Bri and South Hill will present their boutique wines with Wedgewood Nougat, Snyman Sjokolateur and Just Biltong supplying delicious wine-complementing fare. 

Well known to Bloem wine lovers, the Free State Wine Show promises an equally prestigious array of exhibitors.  In addition to a vast range of crisp sparkling and white wines, this year sees the return of winter warm reds from Beyerskloof, Diemersfontein, Fleur du Cap, Raka, Spier, Tokara and Zonnebloem. 

Tickets to both shows can be bought via Computicket and at the door subject to availability.  No entry to under 18s, babies and prams.  Light meals are available for sale and purchases of wines are facilitated at the Shop@Show stand administered by a local retailer. The Shop@Show is an excellent means of stocking up on wines at show prices with the added convenience of delivery to your door. 

Individual show details are as follows:

Capital City Wine Show

Dates: Thursday 26 and Friday 27 July 2018
Venue: The Maslow (Diamond Room), Time Square, 209 Aramist Avenue, Menlyn, Pretoria
Time: 17h00 to 21h00
Ticket price and bookings:  Via from 1 July.  Early Bird tickets until 22 July cost R180 for each night, R200 thereafter and at the door. 
For more information:  Visit for list of exhibitors and wines in the lead up to the show.

Free State Wine Show

Dates:  Thursday 2 and Friday 3 August 2018
Venue: Emoya Estate, 7 Frans Kleynhans Avenue, Groenvlei, Bloemfontein
Time: 17h00 to 21h00
Ticket price and bookings: Via from 1 July.  Early Bird tickets until 29 July cost R160 for Thursday and R180 for Friday.  Thereafter and at the door, R180 for Thursday and R200 for Friday.
For more information: Visit for list of exhibitors and wines in the lead up to the show.

The Capital City and Free State Wine Shows precede the Eastern Cape Wine Show, which is held on 30 November and 1 December in Port Elizabeth and concludes the regional wine show roadshow for 2018.  The first show in the programme, the Mpumalanga Wine Show, took place in March. 

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